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1 DR H SRINIVAS, IRPS Conduct Rules Dr MCR HRD Institute of Andhra Pradesh

2 Conduct Rules  The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964  All civil employees including those in defence except Railways, AIS, Public corporations/ undertakings, Autonomous bodies  The All India Services (Conduct) Rules, 1968  The Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966

3 3. General  Every Government servant shall at all times--  (i) maintain absolute integrity;  (ii) maintain devotion to duty; and  (iii) do nothing which is unbecoming of a Government employee  Should be Impartial while discharging duties.  Maintain Political neutrality.

4  Lack of Devotion to duty:  habitually failing to perform the assigned task of expected quality and within the time set  Every Supervisory Government employee shall ensure the integrity and devotion to duty of all Government servants under his control and authority 3. General

5  Every Government employee shall perform duties duly exercising BEST JUDGEMENT except when he is acting under the direction of his official superior  The direction of the official superior shall ordinarily be in writing. Where the issue of oral direction becomes unavoidable, the official superior shall confirm it in writing immediately thereafter 3. General

6  The Government servant who received oral direction shall seek confirmation of the same in writing, whereupon it shall be the duty of the official superior to confirm the same in writing  3a.Promptness and Courtesy  Be courteous & polite to public/public representatives  No willful delays and maintain decency/ decoram at workplace  Provide information to citizens under RTI Act, 2005  3b. Act in accordance with Govt. policies and rules  3c. No indulgence in any acts of sexual harassment/ abuse of any women at the work place. 3. General

7  ‘Sexual harassment”- Direct or Indirect-  physical contact and advances;  demand or request for sexual favours;  sexually coloured remarks;  showing any pornography; or  any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non- verbal conduct of a sexual nature. 3. General

8 4. Employment of Near Relatives in companies/firms enjoying Govt. Patronage  No Government servant shall use his/her position or influence directly or indirectly to secure employment for any member of his/her family in any company or firm.  No official, except with the previous sanction of the Government, permit his son, daughter or other dependant, to accept employment in any company or firm with which he/she has official dealings or in any other company or firm having official dealings

9  A Government servant shall, as soon as he/she becomes aware of the acceptance by a member of his family of an employment in any company or firm, intimate such acceptance to the prescribed authority and shall also intimate whether he has or has had any official dealings with that company or firm  No Government servant shall in the discharge of his official duties deal with any matter or give or sanction any contract to any company/ firm/ person if any member of his family is employed in that company/ firm/ by that person 4. Employment of Near Relatives in companies/firms enjoying Govt. Patronage

10 5. Taking part in Politics and Elections  No Government servant shall:  be a member of, or be associated with, any political party/organisation which takes part in politics or shall take part in/ subscribe in aid of/ or assist in any other manner, any political movement / activity  Canvass or use his influence or take part in an election to any legislature or local authority

11 6. Joining of Associations/Unions  No Government servant shall join or continue to be a member of, an association the objects or activities of which are prejudicial to the interests of the sovereignty and integrity of India, or public order or morality.

12 7. Demonstrations & Strikes  Do not:  engage or participate in any demonstration which is prejudicial to the interests of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the state, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality, or which involves contempt of court, defamation or incitement to an offence, or  resort to or in any way abet any form of strike or coercion or physical duress in connection with any matter pertaining to his/her service or the service of any other Government servant

13 8. Connection with Press and Media  No Government servant shall, except with the previous sanction of the Government, own wholly or in part, or conduct or participate in the editing or management of, any newspaper or other periodical publication or electronic media, except  in the bonafide discharge of his official duties  A Government servant publishing a book or participating in a public media shall at all times make it clear that the views expressed by him are his own and not that of Government.

14 9. Criticism of the Government  No Government servant shall broadcast or telecast through any electronic media or make any statement of fact or opinion –  which has the effect of an adverse criticism of any current or recent policy or action of the Central or a State Government:  which is capable of embarrassing the relations between the Central or any State Government ; or  which is capable of embarrassing the relations between the Central Government and the Government of any foreign State  Provided that nothing in this rule shall apply to any statements made or views expressed by a Government servant in his official capacity or in the due performance of the duties assigned to him

15 10. Evidence before committees..,  No Government servant shall,  except with the previous sanction of the Government, give evidence in connection with any enquiry conducted by any person, committee or authority.  Where any sanction has been accorded, no Government servant giving such evidence shall criticise the policy or any action of the Central or any State Government.  Nothing in this rule shall apply to-  evidence given at an enquiry before an authority appointed by the Government, Parliament or a State Legislature; or  evidence given in any judicial enquiry; or  evidence given at any departmental enquiry ordered by authorities subordinate to the Government

16 11. Unauthorised communication of Information  No Government servant shall, except in official performance of his duties, communicate, directly or indirectly, any official document or any part thereof or information to any Government servant or any other person to whom he is not authorised to communicate such document or information

17 12. Subscriptions  No Government servant shall, except with the previous sanction of the Government or of the prescribed authority, ask for or accept contributions to, or otherwise associate himself with the raising of, any funds or other collections in cash or in kind in pursuance of any object whatsoever except Flag Day celebrations, etc.

18 13. Gifts  No Government servant shall accept, or permit any member of his family to accept, any gift.  “Gift” includes free transport/ boarding/ lodging/ other service/ any other pecuniary advantage when provided by any person other than a near relative or personal friend having no official dealings with the Government servant.  A casual meal, lift or other social hospitality shall not be deemed to be a gift  A Government servant shall avoid accepting lavish hospitality or frequent hospitality from any individual, industrial or commercial firms, organisations, etc., having official dealings with him

19  On occasions such as wedding/ anniversaries/ funeral/ religious functions, when the making of gift is in conformity with the prevailing religious and social practice, a Government servant may accept gifts from his near relatives or from his personal friends having no official dealings with him, but shall make a report to the Government, if the value of such gift exceeds –  ` 7,000/- -Group 'A‘ officers  ` 4,000/- -Group 'B‘ officers  ` 2,000/- -Group 'C‘ staff, and  ` 1,000/--Group 'D‘ staff 13. Gifts

20  In any other case, a Government servant shall not accept any gift without the sanction of the Government, if the value thereof exceeds-  ` 1,500/- - Group "A" or Group "B“ officers, and  ` 500/- - Group "C" or Group "D“ staff 13. Gifts

21 13 A. Dowry  No Government servant shall-  give or take or abet the giving or taking of dowry; or  demand directly or indirectly, from the parent or guardian of a bride or bridegroom, as the case may be, any dowry.  ‘Dowry’ has the same meaning as in the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961(28 of 1961).

22 14. Public demonstrations in honour of Govt. Employee  No Government servant shall, except with the previous sanction of the Government, receive any complimentary or valedictory address or accept any testimonial or attend any meeting or entertainment held in his honour; or in the honour of any other Government servant  except as a farewell entertainment of a substantially private and informal character held in honour of a Government servant on the occasion of his retirement/ transfer/ quitted the service

23 15. Private trade or Employment  No Government servant shall, except with the previous sanction of the Government-  engage directly or indirectly in any trade or business, or  negotiate for, or undertake, any other employment, or  hold an elective office or canvass for a candidate or candidates for an elective office in any body, whether incorporated or not, or  canvass in support of any business of insurance agency, commission agency, etc., owned or managed by any member of his family

24  participate in or associate himself in any manner in the making of- a sponsored media (radio or television) program; or a media program commissioned by Government media but produced by a private agency; or a privately produced media program including video magazine  Provided that no previous permission shall be necessary in case where the Government servant participates in a program produced or commissioned by Government media in his/her official capacity 15. Private trade or Employment

25  A Government servant may, without the previous sanction of the Government  undertake honorary work of a social/ charitable/ literary/ artistic/ scientific character  participate in sports activities as an amateur, or  take part in the registration, promotion or management of a literary, scientific or charitable society/ co-operative society whose activities are bonafide  Provided that –  he/she shall discontinue taking part in such activities, if so directed by the Government; and  and that his/her official duties shall not suffer thereby and he/she shall, within a period of one month of his/her taking part in such activity, report to the Government giving details of the nature of his participation. 15. Private trade or Employment

26  Every Government servant shall report to the Government if any member of his family is engaged in a trade or business or owns or manages an insurance agency or commission agency.  Unless otherwise provided by general or special orders of the Government, no Government servant may accept any fee for any work done by him for any private or public body or any private person without the sanction of the prescribed authority 15. Private trade or Employment

27 15A.Government Accommodation  15 A. Sub-letting and vacation of Government accommodation.  No Government servant shall sub-let, lease or otherwise allow occupation by any other person of Government accommodation which has been allotted to him.  A Government servant shall, after the cancellation of his allotment of Government accommodation vacate the same within the time-limit prescribed by the allotting authority

28 16. Investments, Lending & Borrowing  No Government servant shall speculate in any stock, share or other investment:  except occasional investments  ‘Speculation’ - Frequent purchase or sale or both, of shares, securities or other investments  No Government servant shall make, or permit any member of his family or any person acting on his behalf to make, any investment which is likely to embarrass or influence him in the discharge of his official duties

29 17. Insolvency & Habitual Indebtedness  A Government servant shall so manage his private affairs as to avoid habitual indebtedness or insolvency.  A Government servant, against whom any legal proceeding is instituted for the recovery of any debt or for adjudging him as an insolvent, shall forthwith report the full facts of the legal proceedings to the Government.  The burden of proving that the insolvency or indebtedness was the result of circumstances beyond his/her control, shall be upon the Government servant.

30  Movable Property:  all loans/ advances  motor cars/ motor cycles/ any other means of conveyance  refrigerators, televisions, electronic gadgets etc.  Immovable Property:  plots, agricultural land, house, flat, etc  Both movable/immovable property acquisition should be reported within one month  Previous sanction of the prescribed authority shall be obtained by the Government servant if any such transaction is with a person having official dealings. 18. Movable & Immovable Property

31  Every Government servant shall on his first appointment to service submit a return of his assets and liabilities, in such form as may be prescribed by the Government, giving details regarding –  the immovable property inherited by him/her, or owned/ acquired/ held on lease/ mortgage, either in his own name or in the name of any member of his/her family  shares, debentures and cash including bank deposits inherited by him or similarly owned/ acquired/ held by him/her  other movable property inherited by him or similarly owned, acquired or held by him; and  debts and other liabilities incurred by him directly or indirectly

32  All Group 'A' and Group 'B' officers shall submit ‘Annual property returns’ in prescribed form giving full particulars.  No Government servant shall, except with the previous knowledge of the prescribed authority, acquire or dispose of any immovable property by lease/ mortgage/ purchase/ sale/ gift or otherwise either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family:  Provided that the previous sanction of the prescribed authority shall be obtained by the Government servant if any such transaction is with a person having official dealings with him. 18. Movable & Immovable Property

33 19. Vindication of Acts & Character of Govt. Employees  No Government servant shall, except with the previous sanction of the Government, have recourse to any Court or to the Press for the vindication of any official act which has been the subject-matter of adverse criticism or an attack of a defamatory character.  Provided that if no such sanction is received by the Government servant within a period of three months from the date of receipt of his request by the Government, he shall be free to assume that the permission as sought for has been granted to him.

34 20. Canvassing of non-official or other Influence  No Government servant shall bring or attempt to bring any political or other outside influence to bear upon any superior authority to further his interests in respect of matters pertaining to his service under Government.

35 21. Restrictions regarding Marriage  No Government servant shall enter into, or contract, a marriage with a person having a spouse living  No Government servant having a spouse living, shall enter into, or contract, a marriage with any person:  Provided –  such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such Government servant and the other party to the marriage; and  there are other grounds for so doing.  A Government servant who has married or marries a person other than of Indian nationality shall forthwith intimate the fact to the Government

36 22. Consumption of Intoxicating drinks & Drugs  A Government servant shall –  strictly abide by any law relating to intoxicating drinks or drugs in force in any area in which he is  not be under the influence of any intoxicating drink or drug during the course of his duty  not consum any intoxicating drink or drug in a public place;  not appear in a public place in a state of intoxication;  not use any intoxicating drink or drug to excess.  ‘Public Place‘ - any place or premises (including a conveyance) to which the public have, or are permitted to have access, whether on payment or otherwise.  22-A. Prohibition regarding employment of children below 14 years of age.  No Government servant shall employ to work any child below the age of 14 years

37 23.Interpretation  If any question arises relating to the interpretation of these rules, it shall be referred to the Government whose decision thereon shall be final.

38 24. Delegation of Powers  The Government may, by general or special order, direct that any power exercisable by it or any Head of Department under these rules (except the powers under Rule 23 and this rule) shall, subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified in the order, be exercisable also by such officer or authority as may be specified in the order

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40 25.Repeal & Saving  Any rules corresponding to these rules in force immediately before the commencement of these rules and applicable to the Government servants to whom these rules apply, are hereby repealed:  Provided that any order made or action taken under the rules so repealed shall be deemed to have been made or taken under the corresponding provisions of these rules:  Provided further that such repeal shall not affect the previous operation of the rules so repealed and a contravention of any of the said rules shall be punishable as if it were a contravention of these rules.


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